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Besties dining: your food and beverage favorites

Besties dining: your food and beverage favorites

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  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 28, 2022

Wait! A plate? After a prolonged period of eating from cardboard delivery containers, refilling our own water glasses, and not flirting with servers, dining in restaurants can feel quite special.

Besties arts: curtain up, sound check, arts opening

Besties arts: curtain up, sound check, arts opening

  • BESTIES
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 28, 2022

It's time to get back out there and enjoy the communal experience of the arts in person. There is plenty in the pipeline from our readers' local favorites in both the visual and performing arts.

Colombia offers culture, history for visitors

Colombia offers culture, history for visitors

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  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 28, 2022

Colombia is an amazing country rich with art and culture, food, history, outdoor adventures, and beautiful sandy beaches.

Editorial: B.A.R. picks for SF DA, PD

Editorial: B.A.R. picks for SF DA, PD

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  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Sep 28, 2022

San Francisco voters have an opportunity to give new District Attorney Brooke Jenkins a chance to see if her policy changes do indeed help with public safety in the city.

Besties Community: The Sisters are the faces of SF's LGBTQ community

Besties Community: The Sisters are the faces of SF's LGBTQ community

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  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 28, 2022

Now that COVID is kind of not the big deal it was back in 2020, the Bay Area's LGBTQ nonprofits and other community organizations are feeling free to do the things the community loves best.

Besties Destinations & Weddings: Hawaii remains on top in travel, wedding category

Besties Destinations & Weddings: Hawaii remains on top in travel, wedding category

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  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 28, 2022

Now that the pandemic is a fact of life, people have resumed leisure travel and are planning in-person weddings. Below are the top choices in this category.

Besties Shopping & Services: Barbershop takes top spot again

Besties Shopping & Services: Barbershop takes top spot again

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  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 28, 2022

Shopping never really stopped during COVID. After the initial lockdown in 2020, most stores that were not deemed essential pivoted to curbside pick-up and online ordering.

News Briefs: AIDS grove releases short doc on Blacks and HIV

News Briefs: AIDS grove releases short doc on Blacks and HIV

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  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 28, 2022

The National AIDS Memorial Grove has released its latest mini-documentary, "The Black Community and AIDS," the seventh film in its oral history project.

Castro fair set for Sunday

Castro fair set for Sunday

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  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 28, 2022

The Castro Street Fair will take place as usual Sunday, October 2, and merchants are glad for the increased foot traffic the event is sure to bring to the LGBTQ neighborhood.

Gay retired SF postal inspector pens memoir

Gay retired SF postal inspector pens memoir

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  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 28, 2022

Some of the stories are literally ripped from the headlines, as a number of cases Marius Greenspan worked on over his three-decade career with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service generated newspaper headlines across the country.

Welcome crowds return to Folsom

Welcome crowds return to Folsom

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  • by BAR staff
  • Sep 28, 2022

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, the leather- and kick-themed Folsom Street Fair returned to San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood in all its glory Sunday, September 25.

Guest Opinion: On my knees for SF's Prop M

Guest Opinion: On my knees for SF's Prop M

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  • by Victor H. Floyd
  • Sep 28, 2022

Thirty years ago, I tested positive for HIV. I could not imagine a secure future for myself as an out gay man in my hometown of Atlanta. I had to escape.

Besties nightlife: back and better than ever

Besties nightlife: back and better than ever

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  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Sep 28, 2022

This year the Besties are even more of a celebration than usual, because this year, after our (ahem) unexpected pause, our nightspots gave us the opportunity to reconnect with old friends, and to celebrate a community reborn.

Political Notebook: SF supervisor candidates eye downtown offices for housing

Political Notebook: SF supervisor candidates eye downtown offices for housing

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  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 28, 2022

With San Francisco required by the state to produce 82,000 units of housing over the next eight years, it remains to be seen how city leaders will be able to meet that obligation.